With word the other day that Paramount’s G.I. Joe origin film Snake Eyes could begin filming late summer or early fall, there was a bit of tease from the studio during CinemaCon they might actually end up making a third G.I. Joe movie.
A new rumor from FullCircle is suggesting that G.I. Joe 3 aka G.I. Joe: Valiant is being re-tooled into a reboot of the franchise rather than a continuation with Dwayne Johnson’s Roadblock. They add that certain elements from the film including twin Cobra villains Tomax and Xamot but would instead focus on Chuckles instead of Johnson’s Roadblock.
Full Circle has exclusively learned plot details for the new G.I. Joe film, as well as who the studio is looking to lead the series.
Paramount Pictures officially teased a new film in the franchise was in the works at Cinema Con 2019. The G.I. Joe pic will certainly take things in a very exciting direction. The story is set to revolve around G.I. Joe member Philip “Chuckles” Provost, an undercover specialist gone for years until he learns of a grave new threat.
Provost tries to convince his bosses that twins Tomax and Xamot, who work for the villain organization COBRA, are after a mysterious device dubbed the “Wheel of Time”. It would allow the villains to travel into the future and obtain weapons capable of destroying the Joe’s once and for all. However, since his superiors don’t trust him, Provost forms his own squad composed of Helix, Wild Bill, Jinx, and Snake Eyes in order to reach the device before COBRA does.
Adding that Paramount could be already eyeing actors for the role of Chuckles.
The studio is eyeing actors like Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston and Alexander Skarsgard for the role of Provost.
The studio or trades haven’t announced that they are still working on this third main team movie or that it’ll have this changes leading to a reboot, so we’ll consider this a rumor until made official or further reported on.
Paramount and Hasbro have already rebooted their Transformers franchise with Bumblebee, so doing the same with G.I. Joe wouldn’t be terribly shocking. My hope is that they’ll end up connecting all their Hasbro franchises into one cinematic universe.
SOURCE: FULL CIRCLE